Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-08-19
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
1. Monkey & The Engineer
2. How Long Blues
3. Friend Of The Devil
4. Dark Hollow
7. Brokedown Palace
9. Cocaine Blues
10. Rosalie McFall
11. Wake Up Little Susie
12. New Speedway Boogie
13. Cold Jordan
14. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
15. Cold Rain & Snow
16. Me & My Uncle
17. Easy Wind
1. China Cat Sunflower->
2. I Know You Rider
3. Saint Stephen->
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. Good Lovin'
6. New Minglewood Blues
7. Casey Jones
8. Not Fade Away**->
9. Turn On Your Lovelight**
*with David Nelson
**with David Crosby
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|Monkey & The Engineer|
|How Long Blues|
|Friend Of The Devil|
|Wake Up Little Susie|
|New Speedway Boogie|
|Swing Low Sweet Chariot|
|Cold Rain & Snow|
|Me & My Uncle|
|China Cat Sunflower->|
|I Know You Rider|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Not Fade Away**->|
|Turn On Your Lovelight**|
The original taper(s) stopped the tape between most songs during the acoustic set and some of the electric set. I have crossfaded the tracks together to smooth the cuts and provide a generally more pleasant listening experience. No music was lost (and no further tinkering was attempted), although I have removed some crowd and a wee bit o' tuning to tighten things up and facilitate a two disc set. To accomplish this, I decoded the original sources with xACT, lightly edited several tracks in Peak LE 5.2, and did the crossfades in Jam 5. Encoding to FLAC was done with Toast 7.1.2, compression level 6.
From the original sources:
Master Audience Cassette; Sony TC-124 with Sony Stereo Mic
Master cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon >
Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard (96Mhz/24 bit)> HD
Editing performed in Adobe Audition; Dithered and downsampled to 44.1 MHz / 16 bit;
Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches.
This is a very fine recording, especially of the acoustic set and includes 4 songs that aren't in circulation. The tape deck was paused in between songs causing a "whooshing" sound which I partially edited out. The first few notes of many of the songs are missing due to the pausing but do not allow that to take away from the excellence of the recording. There are other anomalies and cuts, some of which I had not listed.
--a quote from deadlists: "The Taper's Compendium seriously misrepresents the quality of this AUD master, and of the previous night's."
Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002
Thanks to Raoul Duke
edits/encoding by Matt Vernon & JCotsman
- 2008-04-09 13:52:50
- San Francisco, CA
- Transferred by
- CD Jones
- Fillmore West
Subject: eyewitness personnel report etc.
The (three) Rowan Brothers opened this Wednesday show, unbilled, with about 20 minutes of acapella harmony bluegrass.
The ACOUSTIC DEAD and Friends followed shortly. Pigpen's scattershot honkytonk piano from an acoustic upright, played standing up, figures prominently on Truckin, also on Monkey & the Engineer, Candyman, Ripple, Brokedown Palace and New Speedway Boogie. David Nelson plays mandolin on many tunes and sings harmony on several. Marmaduke adds harmony vocals and/or guitar on a few. There’s maybe a second mandolin and/or fiddle (pizzicato and bowed) on Cocaine Blues and Rosalie McFall, possibly a second mandolin elsewhere too? Jerry goes full electric for New Speedway Boogie. The concluding gospel tunes feature harmony vocals from Nelson and Marmaduke.
On Wake Up Little Susie Is Jerry playing an electric guitar turned down, maybe a hollow-body?
(For another sample of Pigpen's piano check out the 1966 studio version of Taste Bud.)
The NRPS SET opened with Six Days on the Road, then all their first album tunes plus Superman and others -- Down in the Boondocks, Truck Driving Man, Willie and the Hand Jive? The album material was new, they put it straight across, from the heart. Jerry's pedal steel was spellbinding mindbending. Whatcha Gonna Do and Garden of Eden were standouts. Everything was standouts. Jerry’s solo on Last Lonely Eagle went deep deep. They jammed out Dirty Business into its menacing ominous grunge space at great length. Between tunes Jerry’s pedal steel said "Oh wow." They closed with The Weight and Honkytonk Woman. It must have run an hour and more.
This was my second or perhaps third Dead show. We were a dozen feet from the stage on what was then Jerry’s side. It wasn’t so crowded -- friendly, laid-back, room to dance, excellent sight-lines & sound. Thank you BG & Crew. Listening to Jerry switch from acoustic guitar to pedal steel to electric was a four-hour lifetime altering utterly fixating display of incomparable genius.
It's a great shame we don't (yet? ever?) have tape of this NRPS set because it was totally an integral part of the evening. I have not heard it equaled (or close) among the dozen and more tapes available of Jerry-era NRPS live (May 1970 - October 1971); later performances tend less expansive, less relaxed, are tour-tight.
The improvement in listening for the ELECTRIC SET is less drastic but still remarkable. The Lovelight is complete at 30:27. Bobby's guitar is in fine form and audible clean in the mix. Phil dazzles all night and you can hear him great. This sharpened definition is a major gain for hearing the band in peak mode in detail.
Pigpen’s harmonica duos with Jerry in the Easy Wind jam (not always on mic, -- now he’s audible). The band kicks in hard around 5:30 -- the fuse is lit.
David Crosby adds electric guitar, turned way down low, at intervals throughout the electric set from Easy Wind forward. This transformingly re-curated recording makes him audible. He turns it up for Not Fade Away and Lovelight. Kudos and muchas garcias, Jones and Minches.
Twelve stars a set.
Subject: Just lovely
Oh I completely forgot to mention the piano playing. People are saying it's pigpen I certainly would like to think so It does sound a little tentative at times. But it's hard to say because Garcia was playing solo concerts with other piano players so it doesn't sound like Ned to me because it's just not proficient enough sounding but could be that he just didn't know the tunes that well or could have been Merle. Frequently tell my friends and family that I don't like speculation and that's what I'm doing right now so I'm going to stop but I just want to mention the piano playing is great and it would be wonderful if it was pig doing it.
Subject: Got to have lovin'
Still the acoustic songs are pretty captivating especially How Long and Cocaine Blues...
Electric when in full jam mode like the Good Lovin' really cooks.
This is not the first thing I would want to turn someone on to the Dead's music but as a Head it gives me a deeper appreciation of how this band was so much tighter than other bands from the time period. And by the 70's they were the bees knees indeed.
Weir kills me with the original Minglewood ;)
Subject: wicked 1970 gig
I really like how the group, as good as it is, is kind of ragged from night to night from '66-'71. It feels like rock n' roll. After that they really tighten up, for the most part-- which is fine too!
Cold Rain and Snow is dynamite, the whole sequence from China Cat thru Good Lovin' is a peak, and NFA --> Lovelight is ECSTATIC.
Subject: "A Very Fine Recording?"
This reviewer was an attendee and I recall it was a very fine concert -- maybe the best of the run. Don't know who was playing the mandolin -- whether it was David Grisman or David Nelson -- think it was both. Pigpen is on piano through half of the acoustic set and also played some acoustic guitar. Perhaps Ned Lagin sat in on piano, or perhaps it was Nelson again. David Nelson is a very accomplished multi-instrumentalist (besides playing electric guitar and singing in the NRPS).
The Lovelights is a barn burner.
Walking out into the latenight coolness of a San Francisco Wednesday evening was a real eyeopener due to it being so dang hot in that joint. Graham had packed the place way beyond legal capacity.
We drove back to Hayward. Happy Campers? You betcha.
Subject: Typical '70 mixed bag
Subject: amazing amazing show
the electric stuff is equally as good, great song selection all well played extremely well played, and how bout that intro
the good lovin is crazy so good
Subject: Fun acoustic set; smokin' Good Lovin'
Recording has some rough edges, but it comes with the territory. Do yourself a favor and download the FLACs.
Subject: how long blues
tell it to me (aka cocaine blues) sounded great last night as i heard ketch secor sing it with the toughcats. nice to see the song is still alive. for a brief, if slightly amateur, musicology thread of this soulful tune, check out the wiki:
p.s. i DIG this recording.
Subject: Beautiful acoustic set!!!
Subject: The Dead s vocals are just PERFECT = )
Thanks for sharing this beautiful recording . Id love to hear this , say ......... cleaned up by the GD engineers ( Lemieux etc ] . I rank this show up there with the other greats of the GD ( ithica 77 etc etc ]
Subject: Not Too Shabby
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